Category: Manga

Hinamatsuri and the Maturation of Comedy

A lot of comedy manga are based on formulas. Here is a premise. Here are jokes that arise from that premise. Basic sitcom stuff. The manga Hinamatsuri takes these fundamentals...

/ January 28, 2018
Mangaka

How Mangaka Get Paid For Their Series and Royalties For Anime

Earlier this week, the mangaka for The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., Shuichi Aso, tweeted that he hasn’t received “a single yen” of royalties from Saiki K. becoming an anime series, or a...

/ September 7, 2017

Behind the Scenes of Manga with the editors of Weekly Shonen Magazine

On July 30th 2017 at the Kinokuniya in New York City, representatives of Kodansha talked about their work as manga editors on Weekly Shonen Magazine. Heading the talk was Ben...

/ August 1, 2017

How Should Honorifics Be Handled in Translations?

If there is one piece of the Japanese language most fans have picked up from anime, it’s the honorifics system. Despite this, or perhaps because of this, there is constant...

/ May 17, 2017

World Trigger Manga Enters Indefinite Hiatus Due to Mangakas Health

Bad news for fans of Daisuke Ashihara’s manga World Trigger, as the editorial staff at Weekly Shonen Jump have revealed the series will be taking a break due to the authors...

/ November 25, 2016

The Nickelodeon manga and the Absurd

Last time I talked a bit about my views of weirdness, so we’re going to continuing off of that. Today’s manga of focus is Nickelodeon by Dowman Sayman.

/ September 23, 2016

The Alluring Weirdness of the manga Transmigration Girl

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before, after his older sister sheds her skin, a young boy decides to try it on, but then it fuses to him and...

/ September 8, 2016